Christian Counseling in Durham, NC—Counselors and Coaches

Christian Counseling in Durham, NC

From the time you start to practice Christianity, you are taught the importance of setting aside time to grow your relationship with God. You know the importance of reading scripture, attending church, and praying. Maybe as you have grown and life has gotten crazier, you have had less time to dive deeper into your faith. Wherever you are in your journey with God, it’s never too late to make religion a priority.

I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors. –Joel Osteen

When life gets tough, your ability to remain faithful and hopeful is powerful. However, seeking guidance and support along the way is not something to be shameful of. At Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC, we offer Christian counseling to those Christians seeking assistance to get back on the right path in their faith and overcome the challenges they are facing. We believe in taking a holistic approach to the way we help our clients. The mind, body, and spirit are all key factors in how we not only tackle our concerns but work towards an overall healthier state of being. Christian counseling combines a unique array of skills and techniques to help you during this journey. Call our office at (919) 629-3854 to start working with one of our counselors.

What Can I Expect During Christian Counseling?

Deciding to take the next step towards strengthening your faith and tackling your concerns is powerful. We understand that this can be an intimidating process when you don’t know what to expect. The uncertainty can cause you to feel nervous, however, we want to help ease your mind when going into your first session.

Our Christian coaches at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC are caring, compassionate, and understanding. They combine lessons of faith with psychological practices to carefully craft a unique plan of action, tailored to your wants, needs, and goals. Once they find the appropriate treatment plan, they will then start working with you in a variety of ways such as:

  1. Biblical lessons: As a Christian coach, your counselor will directly pull from scripture during your sessions. It’s important to reflect in the bible to connect with God on a deeper level. This also allows you to strengthen your faith and use the bible as a way to help you get through future challenges.
  2. Prayer: Additionally, we understand how important it is to use prayer in our daily lives. Your counselor can help you during prayer and offer guidance if you are unsure of where to start.
  3. Therapeutic tools: In addition to prayer and scripture, a variety of therapeutic tools will be used. This may include ways to manage stress or anger, coping mechanisms, and more.
  4. Education: One of the most powerful tools is education. During your sessions, you will learn more and more about your faith and will connect with your Christian coach on a deeper and more meaningful level. Not only will you feel more educated in your faith, but your confidence will grow in your personal, work, and church life.

These are just some of the ways your counselor will connect with you during your sessions. There are so many ways to help you grow in faith and it’s important to remember it’s not just about the destination, but the journey.

Who Can Benefit from Christian Coaching?

There are a lot of different reasons to seek help from a Christian counselor besides strengthening your faith. Although that is a great reason to, we understand that everyone may be going through different obstacles as well. At Thriveworks Counseling, you can receive guidance for other areas such as:

  • Anxiety, depression, and/or other mental illnesses
  • Grief over the loss of a loved one
  • Marital problems such as infidelity and poor communication
  • Hormonal changes in adolescent children
  • Turmoil within the family unit
  • Coping with past trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Low self-esteem
  • Unhappiness with progression in your job and personal goals
  • Stress management
  • Addiction therapy or how to cope with someone you love who has an addiction

The list above touches on just some areas of counseling that we can help you with. An important goal of Christian counseling is to help Christians identify their behaviors and habits that do not match God’s teachings. In addition, we want to help you restore your commitment to your faith by giving you the tools to be successful in your walk with Christ.

Start a Relationship with a Christian Counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC

If you feel ready to start your journey with a Christian counselor towards the path of a full, blessed life, Thriveworks might be just what you need. Our counselors treat all of our clients with complete, compassionate care.

To secure an appointment with one of our therapists, you can book your session online through our booking portal or by calling (919) 629-3854 to be connected with a scheduling specialist. We offer a wide range of availability for our sessions to better serve you. In addition to our in-office appointments, we also offer online counseling via telephone or video.

We are so excited to hear from you.

DeJuan Lundy
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
  • Tricare
Pending:
  • Magellan
Self Pay Rate: $99

DeJuan Lundy, LCMHCS, LCAS

DeJuan J. Lundy is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist with over 13 years of experience working with diverse populations, ages as well as a wide range of diagnoses and disorders. She specializes in the treatment of Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, PTSD, Addiction, Substance Abuse, Trauma, Anger Management, Stress Management, and Mood Disorders.

DeJuan received her Master’s in Counseling from North Carolina Central University and her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from American Free Will Baptist Graduate School of Theology.

DeJuan loves being a Counselor and believes it is not just a career, but a calling.  She uses an integrative and collaborative approach to therapy, by combining person centeredness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution focused Therapy as well as Mindfulness to assist her clients in their journey to becoming the best version of themselves.  She believes that every client is unique, and their needs are important.  DeJuan has an incredible skill of identifying her client’s strengths and using those strengths to empower them to personal growth and change.

DeJuan enjoys working with Adolescents, Adults, Families and Couples and has grown to love a unique population of Military Families which consist of active duty, veterans and their families.

Giles Christman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Giles Christman, LMFT

Giles Christman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Raleigh/Durham area, he completed his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and obtained his Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Virginia Tech. Giles is a bilingual Spanish and English family therapist with experience working with couples, families, children, adolescents, and adults. He has completed Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training to assist children and teens as well as their caregivers with traumatic experiences and the impact of PTSD. He has worked conjointly with schools and juvenile justice to assist families in crisis with their at-risk youth that are experiencing problematic behaviors. Giles works from a strengths-based approach, assisting families to harness their inherent abilities and incorporates culturally competent services that instill trust and broaden understanding of who a person is and the potential they have. He is invested in guiding clients to develop rewarding relationships, improve respectful communication, and find fulfillment. Passion guides his work with couples and families and he instills hope towards individual and family goals. He works from a humanistic approach, accepting people as they are with a family systems view, recognizing the strength and value of relationships. Giles is a devoted father and husband, loves animals and nature, reading, and playing sports.

Giles specializes in working with individuals who are seeking help for:

• Marriage and Family
• Child Adolescent
• Premarital and Couples Counseling
• Blended Families
• Family Conflict
• Trauma
• Oppositional Defiance
• ADHD
• Depression/Self-harm
• Anger Management
• Social Anxiety

DulcieM. Garrett
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dulcie M. Garrett, MA, LCMHC

Dulcie earned a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University with majors in both psychology and social work and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling from Tennessee Technological University. Dulcie has been privileged to provide counseling, mental health evaluation and treatment as well as supportive life coaching for over twenty years. She has worked with all age groups in a variety of settings, but particularly enjoys assisting those struggling with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Career and Life Transitions
  • Marriage and Family Difficulties

Dulcie believes that we each have a very different story, but are united by common desires to be happy, productive and in supportive relationships with others. She is committed to supporting her clients in overcoming the obstacles that get in the way of them reaching their full potential and achieving their goals. How this is accomplished varies from client to client, but the goal is always to meet each person “where they are” and to develop a counseling relationship that encourages self-awareness and growth.

Dulcie’s therapeutic approach is tailored to the individual, but she prefers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness. She feels her true gift is her genuineness and down to earth approach and the belief that providing a safe, supportive environment for the client allows change to occur.

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People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 24 5 1 24 reviews. See all reviews
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Abena Bediako

★★★★★
I worked with Abena Bediako as a Victim Advocate when she was the contract CIT clinician at our local police department. She is very knowledgeable in every aspect of therapy and crisis intervention. She is tremendously receptive to your needs and ideas, and always provides great insights when problem solving. Abena is very easy to work with and always encouraged my creativity in developing community outreach projects that addressed the needs of special populations within our community. Abena is a wonderful person to work with and makes you comfortable in addressing problems by encouraging you to be part of the solution.
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Getting comfortable with unknowns!

★★★★★
Madina has been so helpful to me in working through anxiety! She’s very straightforward, and has allowed me to see patterns that have really impacted how I’m living in the world, and to start to challenge them. I can honestly say that I have changed more in the year I’ve been seeing her than in decades of previous therapy experiences. She is an exceptional mental health professional!
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Anthony Marino

★★★★★
Anthony has been the most helpful counselor I’ve met. I’d definitely refer friends and family to him.
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Dr. Lundy

★★★★★
Dr. Lundy proved to be everything I had heard about her abilities to connect, relate and counsel individuals who had been broken during life's journey. She maintained her professionalism throughout our sessions even when I was a total wreck. She was a Godsend and I thank her for all she has done to help me.
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Request Giles!

★★★★★
I am a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and have had the pleasure of working alongside Giles Christman. Giles is an outstanding therapist, which his clients can attest to- but what I'd like to provide feedback on is what clients don't see. Giles goes above and beyond to identify resources for each client's need(s), including assisting the client in overcoming any barriers in accessing those resources. Giles exemplifies a holistic, compassionate therapist- I highly recommend him to assist you on your wellness journey.
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Dulcie is kind and easy to relate to.

★★★★★
I have been speaking with Dulcie for a few months now and i have found her advice and coaching to be extremely helpful. Since I have started working with Dulcie i have found myself to be able to identify situations and reasonably work through them in a better manner. I would recommend her services to anyone in need of life guidance.
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Much Appreciation

★★★★★
"Dr. Dee" listened and helped me through what I felt was the most difficult time in my life...divorce. Her guidance and words of encouragement inspired me to continue to be strong and move forward. Thanks for much Dr. Dee!
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Excellent experience

★★★★★
I had a wonderful experience working with Dulcie. She is kind, thoughtful, sincere and honest. She helped me a great deal with a very positive outcome! She manages to remain very professional while you feel like you are talking to a long time friend :)
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Client

★★★★★
I am so glad Dr. Dee returned to Durham!
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Exceeded Expectations!

★★★★★
Dr. DeJuan Lundy exceeded all expectations. She is an active listener, solutions oriented, and has a way of helping you feel empowered and capable. So thankful that Thriveworks has a quality person like her on their team!
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Compliment

★★★★★
DeJuan Lundy is a pleasure to talk to. She listens intently and provides great feedback. She makes you feel comfortable.
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Thriveworks Works

★★★★★
Thriveworks offers easy set ups and times that work around your schedule. We have been so pleased with our growth through our time with our Thriveworks counciler and have recommended the service to several friends.
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Great atmosphere, even better therapists!

★★★★★
I’ve been seeing Dulcie for close to a year now and she is amazing! She gives me her undivided attention at every session and gives advice that is easily applied to my everyday life. I’ve seen several different therapists throughout the years, and Dulcie has been the best for me. She is very personable and easy to talk to. I would recommend her to anyone that is seeking therapy!
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Great counselor!

★★★★★
I am currently seeing Dulcie Garrett for talk therapy. I found her through my spouses insurance, and based on her bio I had a strong feeling she would be a good fit. I am bipolar and use talk therapy to help with coping skills, goal planning, relationship building, and numerous other things. Dulcie has been an amazing sounding board that helps keep me focused, and on track. I can't say enough good things about her!
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Great Location and Great Counselor

★★★★★
When looking for career counseling I found Thriveworks and their Durham location fit the bill, perfectly. The location was easy to get to and my counselor, Dulcie, was a great listener with sound advice and innovative in ways to help me determine what my next career could be. I wish I would have known Thriveworks and its counseling services were located in the Durham area and available to me earlier in my search.
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The Perfect Balance

★★★★★
Dulcie is exactly the counselor I was looking for! As a Christian, I wanted someone who understood my faith, but I also wanted our sessions to be grounded in science. Dulcie has been able to provide a balance of both spiritual guidance and practical exercises grounded in tried-and-true techniques. There have been times when I have been particularly upset in a session and Dulcie has texted me the next day to check in, which I really appreciate. I am sad to be moving out of town-- I wish I could bring her with me!
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Dulcie – Review

★★★★★
I met Dulcie in February and she is honestly the best therapist ever! This is my first time ever working with a therapist and she really listens and helps me to walk through any situation I present to her during our sessions. Anyone who receives her as a therapist is lucky to have her! I cannot thank her enough.
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Very helpful and compassionate

★★★★★
Dulcie is a fantastic listener and offers helpful and thoughtful advice. She strikes a great balance between saying what needs to be said and doing so in a compassionate manner. I would highly recommend working with Dulcie!
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Great Care & Validation

★★★★★
I’ve been seeing Dulcie Garrett since October 2018, and it’s remarkable how much my life has improved. I came to see her as I was beginning to work through my separation and divorce. I discovered that I was not just in an unhappy relationship but she was able to see and help me validate for myself, behavior in my marriage that indicated how unhealthy the relationship actually was for me. I was very scared to leave my ex in the beginning and was trying to work through that, while focusing on my kids. I knew what I needed to do but needed someone to talk with as I moved through the process. She listened to me and helped me understand my needs were important. She helped me rediscover my old self that I had locked away. Most importantly, she taught me why boundaries were so important to establish for myself and my children. Through our conversations, I felt my confidence grow and my feelings were validated. I started to trust my own instincts more. Nine months later, I am happily separated, my divorce details are being finalized and I was able to clearly communicate what I wanted, stand up for myself and feel confident in my future. Dulcie has been an amazing support to me through this process, and being able to talk with her and have her validate things I thought were wrong, have helped me immensely. She has been a lifesaver to me!
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Dulcie

★★★★★
Dulcie was very open-minded and nonjudgmental, willing to meet me where I was with all my quirks and complexities rather than try to fit me neatly into a category. Where some other counselors were very quick to provide advice, Dulcie instead provided empathy and understanding, helping me work towards solutions that were somewhat unconventional but right for me.
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Your ED information

★☆☆☆☆
Hello, the information listed under eating disorders is a grossly misleading and, in some spots, just incorrect. You have an ethical responsibility to make corrections to your website. Do better!
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Great Experience

★★★★★
Very fulfilling and helpful. Came away with practical tools to deal with my issues/concerns. Sarah Morris is very compassionate and reasonable , would highly recommend her.
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Dulcie Garrett

★★★★★
I have known Dulcie since our college days. She has always been a great listener and is non-judgmental with her responses. Dulcie has had a wide variety of work experiences in her years as a counselor. She is family oriented and completely dedicated to those she serves in her work. For many years, Dulcie has been my Friend/Counselor, and I would recommend her to anyone needing a listening ear and guidance.
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First Session

★★★★★
Just finished my first session, and so far so good!
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